23andMe® brings the world of genetics to you. 23andMe analyzes variations at specific positions in your genome. These variations, called SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms), have the potential to tell you about how your DNA can affect your chances of developing certain health conditions, and what you may pass down to your future children.
The 23andMe Health Service includes:
Carrier Status Reports
The 23andMe Carrier Status* Reports are included in the Health Service. The 23andMe Carrier Status* Reports tell you about variants that may not affect your health, but could affect the health of your future family. Being a "carrier" means you "carry" one genetic variant for a condition. Carriers do not typically have the genetic condition, but they can pass a genetic variant down to their children. Understanding your carrier status helps you work with your doctor to prepare for the health of your future family.
Health Predisposition Reports
The 23andMe Health Predisposition* Reports are included in the Health Service. Our Health Predisposition* Reports help you learn how your genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions. This category includes Genetic Health Risk* Reports and reports that are powered by 23andMe research. Reports and features powered by 23andMe research are developed by 23andMe scientists using data and insights gathered from thousands of customers who have consented to participate in our research.
The 23andMe Genetic Health Risk* Reports are included in the Health Service. The 23andMe Genetic Health Risk* Reports tell you if you have genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing certain health conditions - such as Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease* or Parkinson's Disease*. While having a particular variant can be linked to a higher risk for a condition, it does not necessarily mean you will develop the condition. It is important to remember that these reports do not cover all possible genetic variants that could influence risk for these conditions and that other non-genetic factors, such as environment and lifestyle, can also influence risk for these conditions.
The 23andMe Wellness Reports are included in the Health Service. The 23andMe Wellness Reports can help you make more informed choices that may relate to healthy living. Find out how your DNA may influence your caffeine consumption, lactose digestion and your muscle type.
The Health Service also includes:
- Access to your raw, uninterpreted genetic data file** (Must not be used for medical or diagnostic purposes). Learn more about Raw Data.
- Ability to share and compare genetic reports with friends and family.
- Access to Blood & Biomarkers tools to help keep track of your blood work and gain additional health insights.
- Access to Lifestyle Dashboard to help assess your lifestyle habits and how you may compare to our 23andMe research community.
- Access to My Health Action Plan, where you’ll find actions to take to be proactive about your health, personalized to your genetic results and survey answers.
- Access to Health Communities, where you can learn more about health conditions that affect 23andMe customers and explore treatments they’ve tried.
*The 23andMe PGS test includes health predisposition and carrier status reports. 23andMe health predisposition reports include both reports that meet FDA requirements for genetic health risks and reports which are based on 23andMe research and have not been reviewed by the FDA. The test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. Your ethnicity may affect the relevance of each report and how your genetic health risk results are interpreted. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. The test is not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication, how much of a medication you should take, or determine any treatment. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future, the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For certain conditions, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk. The Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease genetic health risk report is indicated for reporting of the ε4 variant in the APOE gene and describes if a person has a variant associated with an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The ε4 variant included in this report is found and has been studied in many ethnicities. Detailed risk estimates have been studied the most in people of European descent. The Parkinson’s Disease genetic health risk report is indicated for reporting of the G2019S variant in the LRRK2 gene, and the N370S variant in the GBA gene and describes if a person has variants associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The variants included in this report are most common and best studied in people of European, Ashkenazi Jewish, and North African Berber descent. For important information and limitations regarding each genetic health risk and carrier status report, visit 23andme.com/test-info/.
**This data has undergone a general quality review however only a subset of markers have been individually validated for accuracy. The data from 23andMe’s Browse Raw Data feature is suitable only for informational use and not for medical, diagnostic or other use. Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes.